I am six months into my liquid diet experiment – by “liquid” I mean @axcho’s Schmoylent and RL’s Soylent. Soylent was the way I found about this option, but the delay getting it led to Schmoylent. I’ve preferred Schmoylent because of the taste and consistency, but I believe they are identical with regard to the nutrients. My question for this group is one I’ve asked tangentially before but it was posted elsewhere and not directly asked.
Is anyone concerned about food diversity? Is anyone concerned about lack of other stuff? Is anyone concerned about too much of one source?
@axcho has been helpful. @Tark has pointed out too much uncooked rice (a source for both Schmoylent and Soylent) might expose me to too much arsenic). Others are not going 100% engineered food and continuing to eat “muggle” food. That’s been my approach – mostly breakfast and lunch with Schmoylent and a muggle dinner with the family.
So, is that enough diversity? Or, as I’m wondering now, would two or three engineered foods to keep in a rotation? I’ve been happy so far but just wonder about long term implications with food from a limited number of ingredients. I know they are “complete” but this is just a list that is bound to be amended and changed over time as we learn more about what works for humans.
I tried to follow the detailed conversations under “Nutrition”, but found many, many interesting posts, but none with the big picture. I’m in no position to judge the merits. But, half of my desire to use Schmoylent is because I want more time for things beside thinking and preparing food.
So, my big – macro – question is less about a micro-nutrient and more about a reasonable strategy to avoid finding myself in five years and discovering I would end up suffering from too much of something or too little of something else. It may be that I’ve already done that with my past decades of habits, but now I’m looking forward. I do appreciate the conversations here, but am still looking…
Thanks, Jerry RCD